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Spanish Word of the Day: Cirio

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Cirio

La Semana Santa II

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 3/31/2015
Word: Cirio
(CI-rio), sustantivo masculino singular
English: Church candle
Etymology: Del latín cereus (de cera).
Meaning: Vela de cera, larga y gruesa.
Topic:La Semana Santa II
Example:

Gran pagano,
se hizo hermano
de una santa cofradía;
el Jueves Santo salía,
llevando un cirio en la mano (...).

Antonio Machado, "Llanto de las virtudes y copla por la muerte de Don Guido", en Campos de Castilla (1907-1917).

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